Q&A Interview Category

Knee Cartilage Restoration Q&A

The cartilage in the knee joint is called articular cartilage. Articular cartilage is the material that covers the ends of the bones. It acts as a shock absorber allowing the knee to move smoothly, and prevents the bones from rubbing against one another. Every year in the U.S., more than 6 million people suffer damage…. read more

Meniscus Tears Q&A Interview with Dr. Van Thiel

Meniscus tears are the most common injury in orthopedics. Any physical activity where the knee twists, there is sudden stopping, or a fall, can result in a meniscus tear. What is the meniscus and what does it do? There are actually two menisci in the knee, one on the outside of the knee (lateral) and…. read more

Knee Cap Instability Q&A Interview with Dr. Van Thiel

The kneecap connects the muscles in the front of the thigh to the shin bone. It allows us to bend and straighten our knees. The kneecap sits in a groove on the thigh bone. What is an unstable kneecap? An unstable kneecap is when the kneecap slips out of its groove or dislocates. When this…. read more

ACL Reconstruction Q&A Interview with Dr. Van Thiel

ACL ruptures (tears) are common. Every year in the US, between 100,000 and 300,000 ACL reconstruction surgeries are performed. What is the ACL? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament is the primary stabilizing structure of the knee. Ligaments are h2 bands of tissue that connect bones to each other. The ACL connects the thigh bone to the…. read more

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Patient Stories

Life changing patient stories

Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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